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Old 03-30-2020, 12:38 PM
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Cool Boredom Relief

Beyond the EI calling merry go round, I am as bored as I have ever been.
Crawling walls actually after more than 2 weeks of isolation!

Decided to take a get out of the house break yesterday.
Sat watching the on and off again rains, saw a break, and thought wth! Let's GO!

Arrived to no-one else there. Excellent.
Got set up, and went to work with the new-to-me Convertible (22 LR & 22 WMR) German (Herbert Schmidt) Revolver.

She was a long ways off center at 10 feet, so it took a bit to get her set-up and frustration was just starting to set in.
Small break, and right back at it.
After the break, she settled into her (and my) Sweet Spot, and began to spit them just about where I wanted.
A few more practice rounds, and Let's Get Serious!

Now out to ten yards, the 22 Long Rifle ammo grouped rather nicely:

Switched cylinders, and the 22 WMR (Magnum) rounds placed even better!

Backed out to 15 yards to see what she could do. 22 LR again:

Not overly shabby! So let's give the 22 Mag a whirl at 15:

Even better again! Seems to somewhat prefer the heavier magnum loads for whatever reason.

Of course then it was time to play Make The Can Dance.
Started at ~ 10 feet, and walked it out to around 20 yards!

And for the first time in days I was actually grinning from ear to ear!
She tends to get a little "sticky" after being shot but a handful of times.
Nothing a good cleaning and a little tweaking won't cure I'm sure.
Wanted to know if she could shoot. Yep indeed, a VERY fine tube on this one!
Guess I'll keep it.

And today, back to the regularly scheduled attempt to contact EI madness. Call number 130 in seconds...

So... What are you doing to try and kill the boredom blues??

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Old 03-30-2020, 01:17 PM
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I like how you deal with boredom there, Nog!

Not bored on my end of things - Incredigirl is working from home, the kids have stuff to do between school, chores, and exercise. I've got lots to do at work (from home) and projects around the house. One of the lucky ones, for sure.
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Old 03-30-2020, 02:00 PM
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Poor can
Did t stand a chance....it sure is nice when things get dialled in....just got back from a quad ride....going fishing tomorrow.

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Old 03-30-2020, 04:17 PM
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Default Boredom relief

Wow, those are some great groups. Well done.
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:06 PM
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Nice shooting. I am now motivated to take my Herbert Schmidt out for a session of target practice.
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:44 PM
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Thanks fellas. Up to now I have never really been any good with a revolver.

Semi autos (I LOVE my 1911's!!) yes, they just seem to be a "Natural" for me.

But this is the first revolver I have enjoyed such fine success with.

Definitely a Keeper!

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Old 04-05-2020, 08:35 PM
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That looks like it was a lot of fun!
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:37 PM
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Nice shooting! Good for you getting out and doing stuff

I think you set a good example
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Old 04-05-2020, 10:12 PM
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Way to go, Nog. Great results!
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:15 AM
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we have a couple weihrauch hw30s air rifles in the house that do pellet on pellet at 10m, a pellet trap and box of targets and you don't have to leave home to get this relief either
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